Food & Agricultural support and development are the cornerstone of our legacy
Since 1923 AGH – Afgri Group Holdings – has enabled agricultural production, always mindful of ensuring access to leading solutions, be these financial or related to inputs or technology. This foundation has warranted a leading role in ensuring food security for the continent.
From roots which developed in South Africa, underpinned by deep expertise in the grain value chain, AGH is able to take decades of experience and an understanding of the continent and disperse knowledge, access to finance and shared purpose of food security to assist in the support and growth of sustainable agriculture.
AGH now operates in 11 African countries as well as Western Australia, in which we’re making a meaningful contribution to financial services, food & agriculture and the grain value chain, whether through storage and post-harvest solutions, credit and other financial products, training, John Deere equipment, commodity marketing, collateral management or industrial foods processing.
Outside of North America, AGH’s agricultural investment AFGRI is the largest John Deere agency with an extensive presence in Africa and western Australia. This speaks strongly to the importance AGH and AFGRI place on relationships and in turn these relationships are extended to the end-users of this equipment, solutions and support – the farmer and associated food producing industries.
It is values such as this loyalty to our relationships and an absolute dedication to ensuring food security, that put AGH on a path of growth ensuring all investments contribute to this mission.
From inception, AGH has pledged assistance and support to the agricultural sector, assisting farmers with all their agricultural needs. This includes steadfast support to all farmers and food producers big or small and the development, training and mentorship of emerging farmers. With our commitment to being an enabler to food security, we ensure that we are there for farmers and food producers, the life-line to food security.
Through Harvest Time Investments AGH has embarked on an immensely successful training and mentorship programme for emerging farmers in South Africa and across the continent in support of our dedication to food & agricultural sector development and transformation.
This commitment and support means that within the community AGH’s investments need to play a role. This is done through various levels of support be it through education, financial assistance, mentorships, donations or most importantly, giving our time. Community participation is important to AGH and its investments.
AFGRI Management Services
AFGRI Management Services provides management and administrative services to AGH and its various group companies.
- Group Secretariat Services
- Internal Audit & Investigation
- Governance, Risk and Compliance
- HR Services
- IT Services
- Shared Services
AGH’s investment philosophy is to create long-term value through targeted investments in four strategic pillars: agriculture, food, financial services and impact.
In support of the vision to contribute to sustainable food security, a full spectrum of investments forms the base of our group which ensures food producers, farmers and companies involved in agriculture have access to finance, insurance, storage, equipment and inputs, feeds, retail, processing of oils and grains, technology and sustainable farmer development.
AGH exists to enhance the sustainable competitive position and growth potential of its business investments and is set to expand, all the while, with the fundamental purpose of being an enabler to food security across the continent.
Besides the value-adding intervention in its operating companies, which defines the group’s business model, AGH leadership sets the policies, approval frameworks and related oversight processes that promote governance, transparency, disclosure and communication.
“we strive for a world free from hunger and malnutrition, where food and agriculture contribute to improving the living standards of all, especially the poorest, in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner”.
- FAO vision
AGH, through its invested companies, now operates in 11 African countries as well as Western Australia, in which we’re making a meaningful contribution to food & agriculture and the grain value chain.
Whether through storage and post-harvest solutions, credit and other financial products, emerging training & mentoring, John Deere equipment, commodity marketing, collateral management or industrial food processing.
AFGRI & Philafrica
AFGRI & Philafrica
GroCapital Advisory Services, GroCapital Holdings, AFGRI, Philafrica & Harvest Time Investments
While operating as a private company in an unlisted environment would typically accommodate less stringent oversight, AGH deems it prudent to maintain the high level of corporate governance expected of a public company.
The Executive Team is responsible for defining and achieving the business objectives, the strategy and the profit performance. It is also responsible for ensuring compliance with all the relevant laws and regulations, controlling the risks connected with the business activities of its investments and financing these activities.
In carrying out its responsibilities, the Executive Team acts in both the interests of its own organisation and of its investments. The Executive Team renders accountability to the Board of AFGRI Holdings.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Group Chief Financial Officer
Group Legal Director
Executive Director: Research, Business Development & Investments
Executive Director: Stakeholder Management
AGH is 100% owned by AFGRI HOLDINGS, a private holding company with shareholding by Fairfax Financial Holdings, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), a Broad Based BEE consortium – Bafepi Agri Proprietary Limited and management.
Trade unions that represent Group employees may inspect section 45 resolutions at the office of the Company Secretary during office hours, on prior request and with reasonable notice.
AGH is a level 4 B-BBEE contributor. The Group was rated under the Agri BEE sector code.
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